Center for Harm Reduction Services

Syringe Services Program

Entities Seeking Approval to Operate a Syringe Services Program

The Center for Harm Reduction administers the Maryland Syringe Services Program, reviewing new applications, managing program reporting, issuing program guidance, and providing TA and support to approved programs. 

Programs seeking approval to operate SSPs must apply using the web form linked below. Please read the application guidance document thoroughly before submitting an application. For more information about the program, application and requirements, please email​

Syringe Services Program Application, click here

Syringe Services Program Application Guidance, click here​

​Approved Syringe Services Programs 

There are currently 16 active Syringe Services Programs throughout the state of Maryland. All programs provide the following services; distribution and collection of hypodermic needles/syringes, substance related use disorder counseling, treatment and recovery services,  HIV/HCV testing and STD's reproductive health education and services, wound care, and overdose education and naloxone distribution. 
Location and hours of operation for Syringe Services Programs: SSP guide AT 3-1-2021.pdfSSP Guide: Hours & Locations (updated January 2021)

Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) Public Meetings

The Maryland Department of Health, Center for Harm Reduction Services hold quarterly meetings with the Standing Advisory Committee on Opioid-Associated Disease Prevention and Outreach. These meetings are open to the public.